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GFDA Top 14 For The Week

1) SBA approved our $1.458 million 504 loan to help finance Montana Eggs' expansion in partnership with Mountain West Bank.
2) Hosted an out-of-state wind developer visit.
3) Approved a $100,000 loan participation with Stockman Bank to help finance a downtown renovation project.
4) Submitted Great Falls AgriTech Park utility, rail and financing information to City staff in preparation for a formal pre-application meeting.
5) Held GFDA and High Plains Financial annual meetings and reviewed FY 2011 highlights, including $913,671,086 in new capital investment commitments since July 1, 2010.
6) North Industrial Area Task Force met to review traffic study for Highway 87 and 33rd Avenue NE.
7) Met with Great Falls Food Bank and Sunburst Unlimited to work on survey for our assessment of market demand for a shared commercial kitchen.
8) Site Selection Magazine's new Energy Report featured Great Falls and GFDA, detailing PPL's 60% completion of the Rainbow Dam project.
9) Faster Basset Coffee & Crepe Haus opened in the West Bank One development. GFDA has supported West Bank One with a tax increment financing bridge loan.
10) Submitted an application to the MT Dept. of Agriculture to become part of the Montana Food & Agricultural Development Network.
11) Presented details of our new loan participation product to JCCS partners and staff.
12) Completed installation of our new loan portfolio management system.
13) Announced the promotion of team member Rebecca Engum to Director of Business Strategy. In her new position, Rebecca will lead our business support services, including our Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and soon to be launched 2nd stage high-growth company initiative.

14) Announced the hiring of Jana Williams to a new Accountant/Office Manager position.


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